Football

Third Time’s a Charm for Greenwave

Gordo’s Troy Garner ran for 83 yards on 24 carries, while hauling in three catches for 75 yards and a touchdown against Mobile Christian.

Gordo (10-2) will face another long road trip this weekend, as the Greenwave will travel to Providence Christian (11-1). The two teams faced off last season in the first round of the playoffs, as Gordo defeated the Eagles 34-7 before losing to Mobile Christian. This will be only the second-ever meeting between the two schools.

Tornadoes Jump Out to 51-0 Halftime Lead in Win Over Cherokee High

Pickens County cheerleaders celebrate the Tornadoes’ first round playoff win over Cherokee Friday night.

Pickens County (7-4) will travel to Falkville Friday night to face the undefeated 11-0 Blue Devils. Thee two teams last faced one another in the second round of the 2012 playoffs and the Tornadoes won 63-0. Thee Blue Devils are coming from a 35-6 win over Talladega County Central.

Gordo Defeats PCHS Behind Four Interceptions

Gordo’s Deandrius Martin (3) races toward the end zone as he tries to break a Tadarien McIntosh (11) tackle.

BY BRIAN HAMILTON, Sports Correspondent

Thursday night’s ‘Eight Mile War’ was one of the better recently, as Pickens County would not go away this year. The 20-13 Gordo win is the closest Pickens County has come to winning since the Tornadoes won 33-22 en route to a state championship.

Gordo Wraps Up Second Place in Region with Win Over Lamar County

Gordo cheerleaders root their Greenwave on during a 14-0 win over Lamar County.

Gordo (7-2) will travel exactly eight miles to Reform to face Pickens County (6-3) in their annual rivalry game dubbed ‘The 8-Mile War’ on Friday night, Nov. 2. The Greenwave has not lost to the Tornadoes since 2013 and Gordo won last year’s matchup by a score of 44-12.